The Early Simple Machines set features a brick assortment and eight double-sided, full-colour building instructions. The set includes gears, levers, pulleys, and wheels and axles, as well as a plastic punch-out sheet with eyes, sails, scales and wings.
Use this set with the accompanying curriculum pack to conduct full lessons, extension activities, and problem-solving tasks. The support materials provided in this curriculum pack include teacher guidance and pupil worksheets.
Key learning values
- Exploring basic mechanical principles such as gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles
- Investigating force, buoyancy and balance
- Solving problems through design
- Working with others and sharing findings
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